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Brad Warner ~ The Other Side of Nothing: The Zen of Ethics of Time, Space & Being

Saturday, June 11, 2022
11:00am to 12:00pm

Live Webinar


Join renowned Zen teacher & author Brad Warner for a discussion of The Other Side of Nothing a real, relatable guide to Zen Buddhist ethics for modern times.

In the West, Zen Buddhism has a reputation for paradoxes that defy logic. In particular, the Buddhist concept of nonduality — the realization that everything in the universe forms a single, integrated whole — is especially difficult for outsiders to grasp. In The Other Side of Nothing, Zen teacher Brad Warner untangles the mystery and explains nonduality in plain English. To Warner, this is not just a philosophical problem: nonduality forms the bedrock of Zen ethics, and once we comprehend it,
many of the perplexing aspects of Zen suddenly make sense. When we realize that our feeling of separateness from others is illusory, we have no desire to harm any creature.
“Fresh, edgy, and insightful.”

Stephen Batchelor
Warner tackles his subject with verve, wit, and a dash of loopy humour, always handling heavy themes with a light touch. In clear and simple language, he illustrates core Zen principles with personal stories, Western psychology, and traditional Buddhist parables, and an occasional nod to pop culture. He explores such teachings as the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path and their relevance to present-day concerns.
Brad Warner is the author of The Other Side of Nothing and numerous other titles including Letters to a Dead Friend about Zen, Don’t Be a Jerk, and Hardcore Zen. A Soto Zen teacher, he is also a punk bassist, filmmaker, and popular blogger who leads workshops and retreats around the world. In addition to his books, his writing appears in Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Buddhadharma, and Alternative Press. He lives in Los Angeles where he is the founder and lead teacher of the Angel City Zen Center. Visit him online at